High pressure building in from the west means a good deal of sunshine throughout the rest of the day here in central New York. However, the pressure gradient, or the difference in pressure over distance, between the approaching high and the departing low will be great enough to generate a gusty breeze at times this afternoon.
Mild weather is expected to arrive this Mother’s Day weekend as the aforementioned high pressure slides east to the Mid-Atlantic region. By Saturday afternoon, a cold front will become evident on the weather map as it marches east across the Great Lakes region. This front is forecast to approach and move through Central New York late Saturday night and Sunday. This is looking to be a weak front with very little moisture, so only a few scattered showers are expected early in the day.
We still think that the front will linger near the region early next week. Presuming that is the case, we’ll need to keep at least the threat for scattered showers in the forecast Monday and Tuesday. Temperatures will stay mild with highs in the low, to perhaps, mid 70s.